So something tried to get the chickens last night. At around 4am my dad says they were squawking and freaking out. He got the BB gun and shot a few rounds out there, bounced a couple off the metal pen, etc. They calmed right down and he thought he got rid of it. He woke up a few hours later to feathers everywhere. Woke me up around 7:30 to tell me and I went and checked. All chickens are there and no injuries. Now, a little back story. I have a broody hen that has been sitting on the nest about 2 or 3 weeks and I finally decided to break her. Last night was her first night in the cage. Last night my brother also took the dog and I didn't think maybe he should stay until after he left. So I am convinced this is because I left her out there as bait. However, she is also the most secure of all of them. I put extra fencing around the corner she's in and the run is a chain link dog kennel. I personally think the feathers are just from them all freaking out/panicking and bouncing around the pen/probably hitting everything? But my dad doesn't think they could lose that many feathers or that the feathers could get outside. The dog also did not seem to care at all really when he got home and normally when there is a predator he freaks out so I am at a loss... However, he fixated on the caged chicken and would not leave it till I sprayed him with the hose, he kept going back/bugging them and I think ot triggered prey drive SO I'm thinking that is exactly what happened last night except with a predator. Cause for the record, he normally leaves them alpne, but something about a caged chicken is irresistible. But if that's the case why didn't he seem to care or sniff like crazy? But something was definitely out there cause they freaked out and the feathers. But what? Here's some pictures.